Global Media and Communication Industries

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

Global Media and Communication Industries is an online unit provided by RMIT University and Open Universities Australia. It aims to develop a cross-cultural framework for understanding the increasingly convergent communication and media industries.

You will explore the international contexts of media and communication, particularly focusing on identity, convergence and interdisciplinarity. Having selected a specific industry, you will reflect on these issues and interact with students from a variety of media and communications areas.

Ultimately, the unit seeks to encourage you to situate your professional practice within the wider media and communication industry landscape. You will learn to critically analyse responses to the dynamic changes undergoing existing and emerging professional practices.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit. you must have successfully completed the following:

  • Professional Research and Evaluation

Areas of study

In this communication unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Week 1: perspectives: an introduction to globalisation theory
  • Week 2: globalisation and the mediasphere
  • Week 3: technology and the network society
  • Week 4: the internet and I
  • Week 5: doing media work
  • Week 6: research methods
  • Week 7: the value of content
  • Week 8: the news industry
  • Week 9: globalisation, advertising and culture
  • Week 10: the shape of new media empires
  • Week 11: globalisation, the media and violence
  • Week 12: new media and democracy
  • Weeks 13: review
  • Weeks 14: review

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any course. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Global Media and Communication Industries will provide you with a thorough understanding of the growing convergence and interdisciplinarity of the media and communication industries. By learning to situate your chosen career within the wider context of the industry, you will broaden the scope of your profession and encourage future linkages with other spheres. In particular, you will learn to appreciate the social, technological and economic changes affecting the industry, and notably the impact of the internet.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Global Media and Communication from RMIT University
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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